July events celebrate family love


July 09, 2000|By Christina Bittner | Christina Bittner,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

A JULY THEME of "Families Unified in Love" will be the focus of two special events at St. John United Methodist Church.

At 1 p.m. Saturday, the church will honor its oldest members in a service at the Lloyd Keaser Community Center, 5757 Belle Grove Road. Church spokeswoman Yolanda Dickerson explained that the service will celebrate the seniors' contributions to the community.

"We will honor 26 seniors; 14 of them are between ages 80 and 107," Dickerson said. "During their years, they were the pillars and heroes of our community. Most were born and raised here.

The second event, Family and Friends Day, will be celebrated with a service at 4 p.m. July 23 at the church, at 6019 Belle Grove Road. The speaker will be the Rev. Timothy West of the Westphalia United Methodist Church in Upper Marlboro.

Information: the Rev. Susan Spears, pastor of St. John, 410-636-2578.

Striving to improve

The Brooklyn Heights Improvement Association will meet at 7 p.m. tomorrow at the Brooklyn Park Library, 1 E. 11th Ave.

The association is working on the Quality of Life Initiative to improve the community and welcomes suggestions from community residents.

Information: 410-636-8020.

Bible school program

Children ages 3 to 15 are invited to enroll in the Celebration of Life Vacation Bible School at Townsend Avenue Baptist Church, which will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. July 17 to 21.

Older teens and young adults are welcome when the Rev. Scott Neiswender discusses spirituality, religion and the Bible.

The church is at Fifth Street and Townsend Avenue, just across the county line in Brooklyn. Information: 410-355-0347.

Library programs

Talk about diverse topics: Check out the programs scheduled this week at area libraries.

Local firefighters will demonstrate firefighting and lifesaving equipment at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Brooklyn Park Library, 1 E. 11th Ave. Information: 410-222-6260.

At 1 p.m. Saturday, Anasegromma - Kofi Dennis and Kwame Brew - will present a program at the Brooklyn branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library celebrating the culture of West Africa.

Dennis and Brew are natives of Ghana and will share their rich heritage through stories, songs, games, dance and drum rhythms.

The library is at 300 E. Patapsco Ave. Information: 410-396-1120.

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